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Posted on: April 30, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fort Defiance to host March to the Past

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Ever wondered what 19th century life was like? Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will host March to the Past  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 to give you a glimpse into that time.

The event, in collaboration with The Friends of Fort Defiance, will be a day of 19th century living history demonstrations including Civil War camp life, musket and artillery firing, period cooking and children’s activities. 

William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance, said these events wouldn’t be possible without the help of The Friends of Fort Defiance.

“We’re grateful that we have a group that’s so passionate about Clarksville’s rich Civil War history, and they do a great job helping us bring these events to life.”

For more, visit Clarksvilleparksrec.com.

About Fort Defiance

The Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, is operated by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department. The fort, which overlooks the confluence of the Red and Cumberland rivers, was a cornerstone of the Confederate defense of the area and an important part of the Union occupation of Clarksville. In 1982, Judge and Mrs. Sam Boaz donated the property to the City of Clarksville. In 2008, the City secured a $2.2 million federal grant that was combined with local funding to build the interpretive center and walking trails. The Center features exhibits about the local area and the fort during the Civil War.



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